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RAIN: A history for stormy times

Rain connects us in all sorts of ways – as profound as prayer and art, as practical as economics, as genuine as an exchange between strangers on a stormy day. It plays a key role in civilization, religion, and art. It also allows us to talk about climate change as conversation not confrontation.

Cynthia Barnett is an American journalist who specializes in the environment. She is the author of the water books Mirage, Blue Revolution, and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and a finalist for the 2016 PEN/E.O.

This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Lake Wales History Museum.

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Date/time: January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Presented By:

Cynthia Barnett, Author

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Event Contact:

Jennifer D’hollander
(863) 676-1759

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Lake Wales History Museum
325 S Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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